15+ King Cakes That Can Be Shipped to Your Front Door

Celebrate Mardi Gras with the flavors of the French Quarter no matter where you are.

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February 05, 2021
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Fat Tuesday is quickly approaching, but you don't need to be in New Orleans to celebrate! If you want to have a traditional gold, purple and green king cake at your virtual or at-home party, these bakeries have a variety of delicious options that can be shipped right to your door! Most of them even come stocked with Mardi Gras beads, gold coins and a plastic baby to give you and yours a little extra good luck and prosperity this year. Here are our favorites.

Celebrate Mardi Gras with this goodie-filled king cake kit from iconic Louisiana bakery Maurice French Pastries. Each one comes equipped with a fluffy brioche-styled king cake, beaded necklaces, doubloons, a plastic king cake baby, colored sanding sugar and a pastry bag filled with white icing to make your at-home festivities a little extra special. You can also choose from a variety of filling options like Bavarian cream, praline cream cheese, lemon preserves, apple cinnamon, chocolate pecan and more.

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Though this marks the very-first time Dutch Monkey Doughnuts is offering their hybrid doughnut king cake for nationwide shipping, something tells us it'll be back again for years to come. The kit also comes with a container full of vanilla frosting and assorted sanding sugars so you can decorate it any which way you want.

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This popular Kringle from O&H Danish Bakery is a light and flaky take on a traditional king cake and features a buttery cream cheese filling that makes it perfect for pairing with a cup of coffee in the morning or hot tea at night.

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$65 for 6 donuts

If you're looking for a drool-worthy vegan or gluten-free treat to enjoy this Fat Tuesday, look no further than these tricolored doughnuts from Erin McKenna's Bakery. Each one features the perfect dusting of green, purple and yellow sanding sugars to give you a dessert that truly looks as good as it tastes!

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This seven-layer dessert features alternating stripes of spongey cinnamon-infused cake and dreamy cream cheese pudding to give you a Mardi Gras-approved take on the classic New Orleans treat.

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According to their website, Cartozzo's Bakery was the very first to fill and ship their king cakes nationwide. Today, the family-run business still uses the same cinnamon brioche recipe that they initially created over 60-years ago to make each one of their braided cake rings. They're currently running a buy one, get one offer on their website, so go ahead and order an original and a praline-, blueberry- or strawberry-cream cheese-filled one.

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$55 for 4

If you're looking for a cute, handheld treat everyone in your house can enjoy individually this Fat Tuesday, these mini king cake pies are the perfect find. Each set comes with four cinnamon-brioche rounds — you'll even find the famous plastic baby baked inside one of them for good luck.

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$68 for 8 minis

Make sure everyone gets their fair share of luck this year with individual, pint-sized king cakes — each baked with a baby in the middle. The eight-pack of mini cakes also comes with a party pack, including masks, beads, doubloons, boas and koozies for the whole group.

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If you're looking to keep things traditional, opt for this icing-free cake, which is coated in sprinkles instead. For just an extra $5, you can have the entire party delivered including Mardi Gras beads, gold coins and a king cake baby.

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If you're looking for a cake free of artificial colors and dairy, Breads on Oak's vegan traditional and filled king cakes are for you. Their all-natural philosophy even extends to substituting an almond instead of a plastic baby. For extra flavor, opt for a strawberry rum cream cheese or bourbon pecan praline filling — if your room- or housemates are 21 and over, that is.

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Shake things up this Mardi Gras with a king cake that combines two delicious treats. The BisKing Cake claims to be the original biscuit king cake, which gives it a denser texture. You'll get a sweet and salty flavor profile with a hint of cinnamon, according to the site. And yes, the baby is also included.

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Satisfy your sweet tooth with this chocolate-forward treat. The Zulu King Cake is filled with chocolate morsels, cream cheese and coconut and topped with chocolate and toasted coconut, adding extra indulgence while staying true to the Louisiana tradition.

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Let your creativity flow with this king cake. The sugar and icing arrive on the side, so you can decorate it the traditional way or make it your own.

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Pick your choice of fruity filling from blueberry, strawberry and raspberry, for a Louisiana-style king cake from this Texas bakery.

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Coffee lovers, this is the package for you! This king cake comes with a pack of French Market coffee, Mardi Gras beads and a king cake history scroll — taking your experience to the next level.

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Stick with a traditional French King Cake with almond filling or get a little more festive with the Mardi Gras King Cake, which is filled with your choice of cream cheese, fruits, nuts or a combination of the three. If you opt for the latter, you'll also get Mardi Gras beads and a plastic baby to make your party a true celebration.

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$18

This classic cake has all the sugary goodness you're looking for this holiday. If you can't celebrate Mardi Gras in New Orleans, you can at least eat like you're on Bourbon Street.

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